You want to start your own activity? Great. Here we explain how this works. To plan your activity, you must keep in mind six aspects.
The core of each activity is a good idea. Go through your neighborhood with your eyes open and consider where you can play a part. You may already be in contact with a social initiative that could be helped with a short term commitment. In this way, you transmute from a viewer to a social protagonist.
In order for activities to work, people are needed who take responsibility. We call this task "team captain". It is best to conduct an activity in pairs. Then one can support each other. Team captains plan an activity, get in contact with the location and clarify the basic conditions.
The overwhelming number of activities takes place in cooperation with already existing social initiatives. In this way we support their valuable work and bring interested people into contact with them. In order for an activity to be successful, a fixed contact person is needed at the institution. Often, the facilities also provide food during the event.
Some activities involve costs. In order to realize such activities, the support of private donors, companies or religious communities is needed. For some there are also grants from the city. Serve the City Bremen is recognized as a non-profit organization. Donation receipts can be issued.
When your action is carried out in cooperation with a social institution, the involved persons are usually covered by its insurance. For all other cases where the personal insurance does not take effect, the city of Bremen protects all volunteers with accident and liability insurance since 1 July 2006.
In the end, your activity can only come about when there are enough volunteers. Invite your friends and acquaintances to support you in your activity. If your action has a minimum team size and this is not achieved, in rare cases the scheduled activity has to be canceled.